WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – SEPTEMBER 15
The amount won by Swedish player ‘bencb789’ in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) $102,000 Super High-Roller event on PokerStars.‘bencb789’ defeated 23 other players to take down the biggest share of the $2.8 million prize pool.
More info: http://psta.rs/2cLh3p3
Top prize won by Macau Poker Cup High Roller winner, Vladimir Dobrovolskii, from Russia. The player overcame a field of 33 players to take home the title and HK$897,500.
More info: http://psta.rs/2cInRB5
Players can now win $5,000 WCOOP Main Event seats for as little as 50 StarsCoin as PokerStars is once again running WCOOP VIP Bash Events. Players can find the satellites on the PokerStars client. The WCOOP Main Event kicks off on September 24 and has a $10,000,000 guarantee.
More info: http://psta.rs/2cvIFgs
Episode number of the EPT Not Live podcast, which is now available to listen to online or download. This week Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan review Matt Broughton’s final table replays and the successful WCOOP Super High Roller stream. Sean McCarthy tests his knowledge of Kevin Smith movies in a round of ‘Superfan vs Stapes’.
The number of days until the European Poker Tour (EPT) makes its second stop of Season 13 in Malta. The event will be held at the elegant Portomaso Casino and runs October 18-29, 2016. The €5,300 EPT Main Event will take place October 23-29,2016. Players can win their seats via the satellites currently running on PokerStars now.
More info: http://psta.rs/18laWjK
One of the world’s most famous footballers, Gerard Pique, attended EPT Barcelona and spoke in a private interview about his love of poker and how the feeling he experiences playing poker is the same feeling he gets before a football match.
More info: http://psta.rs/2ceD9Op
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
No less than three major jackpots have just been hit on PokerStars Casino, with one lucky player collecting almost $1 million! The winners are all long-standing poker players, and show that playing slots on PokerStars is a great way to complement playing poker.
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier broadcast his play the $102,000 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max, Super High-Roller] event in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) on Sunday, September 11 alongside his fellow Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville providing commentary on Twitch.
Ethanolol won Mini-WCOOP event #27, out of 18,856 entrants. At the same time, he also won another Mini-WCOOP event (#28), out of 11,982 entrants! Watch Team PokerStars Pro, Jason Somerville’s reaction to Ethanolol’s results.